Our U20, U17 & U15 Indoor Championships are just around the corner. To add to the exciting action in the arena, we are hosting an exclusive Q&A session with athletes at the top of the sport.
At 2pm on Saturday, we will be hosting a Q&A session with Rio Mitcham and Amy Thompson. You will have the opportunity to hear about their athletics and running journey and aspirations for the future and ask the athletes your burning questions.
Let’s meet the athletes:
Amy Thompson (Liverpool Pembroke and Sefton Harriers & AC, Dave Brown)
Amy began throwing at club level at age 7 and now competes in the F41 shot put and discus. After being born with Achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism, she was inspired to get involved in athletics by seeing para athletes competing at the London 2012 Paralympics.
As an U20 athlete, she is an exciting talent to watch for the future and is already impressing on the UK and global stage. She won gold in the shot put at the Italian Para Athletics Grand Prix and is the current England Athletics Ambulant Shot Put Champion and UK F41 shot put record holder. Amy has high aspirations for the future, hoping to compete and medal at the World Championships and Paralympics, the event which first inspired her love of athletics.
Rio Mitcham (Birchfield Harriers, Leon Baptiste)
With two world championship medals already to his name, there can be no doubt that Rio Mitcham (Leon Baptiste, Birchfield Harriers) is a rising star of British sprinting. Rio first started competing in the sport as an U13 athlete, mainly focusing on the 100m and 200m although he also got involved in field events and even some cross country! Rio continued to improve over the years and now has PBs of 10.30 for 100m and 21.12 for 200m to his name. It wasn’t until recently, that Rio actually took up what is now his main event, the 400m.
Despite only running his first 400m in 2021, Rio is already a British medallist over the distance and boasts a PB of 45.60. He has also played a crucial part of the 4x400m relay team over the past few years. Not only was he part of the gold winning men’s 4x400m at the 2022 European Championships but he is also a silver and bronze medallist from the World Championships last summer. He split an incredible 43.89 in the men’s relay at the championships – pretty impressive for someone who is still learning this new event!
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